Day twelve (out of forty) done today. So far hubby is maintaining weight. Managed to put on a few prior to RADs and the first two weeks. He is holding at 210 or so. So far, he can still eat, but taste is going quickly. Funny, but he is watching those cooking shows that some of you mentioned that you did. He has never liked these before and I find interesting that many going through this start to watch them. Dry mouth and thick mucous keeping him from sleeping more than an hour or two at a time. I have a nebulizer left hanging around from when one the kids had asthma and wonder if that filled with sterile water might help? Outside throat beginning to look sunburned and inside beginning to feel sore. Takes a lo-o-ong time to eat anything, but he is a trooper. He says that it is more like something is stuck and dry and that it hurts to swallow the first sip of liquid or bite of food but then eases up a bit after he gets started. Tonight, huge portion of mashed potatoes, beef gravy with very small bits of soft meat (organic/grassfed), stir fried swiss chard- and is looking forward to some baked apples with honey and cinnamon for dessert. Not too bad. Found his taste for coffee gone yesterday which sucks because he loves it. But hey, his is still eating. Some of you have mentioned pain meds for throat pain- anything in particular? Is there a prescription spray or rinse we should be asking for? Sucking on cold watermelon helps.
Thank you all.